Dean asked, drawing a smile from the matronly jailer.
In Greek art, Demeter is made to resemble Hera, only more matronly and of milder expression; her form is broader and fuller.
In early Ionian times she seems to have been represented as a natural matronly figure, sometimes accompanied by a child, and to have been a more typically Hellenic goddess than she became in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
The days of matronly swimwear are in the past - plus size women can buy flattering suits made for accentuating the positive.
If skirted swimsuits bring to mind breezy skirts that are too matronly for you, a smaller skirt may suit you better.